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University Hospitals Offers In-Depth Surgical Training Through One-Year Colorectal Surgery Residency

Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a nationally recognized program in Colon and Rectal Surgery. The program trains one ACGME board eligible resident per year. Our program has a strong tradition of training future leaders of Colon and Rectal surgery. The training includes exceptional experience in abdominal surgery including re-operative pelvic surgery from rectal cancer to re-do ileopouch anal anastomoses. Residents have an extremely strong experience in minimally invasive surgery including cutting edge techniques such as transanal mesorectal resections. At the same time, the Resident has a strong experience in the basics of colon and rectal surgery including endoscopy, benign anorectal disease and pelvic floor.

With this residency, there are a plethora of research and academic opportunities during the year, including opportunities to travel and present at national meetings.

Number of residents per year: 1

Number of faculty (ASCRS Certified): 5

Case Mix/Numbers of Cases

Year Abdominal Anorectal Endoscopy IPAA/K Pouches Low Anterior Resections Pelvic Exent
2022 323 174 365 21 53 70
2021 265 144 288 21 48 71
2020 260 167 262 14 43 65
2019 298 184 297 10 55 77
2018 278 158 272 13 37 71

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